SafeTalk with SafeStart
The SafeTalk with SafeStart podcast provides clients with guidance on our suite of solutions. It details how to overcome challenges with implementation and how to integrate SafeStart with current safety management systems by sharing stories, best practices and insights from our clients, consultants and staff.
The podcast’s hosts and expert guests cover a broad range of safety topics that are relevant to trainers, safety professionals and your company’s leadership group. Whether you’re interested in storytelling, humor, safety or improving SafeStart implementation and use, listen to any episode and you’ll see why we’re so excited about this podcast.
Each episode averages only 30 minutes in length and you can listen for free on the SafeTalk web page or on Spotify. You can also share these links with your management group so that everyone can benefit.
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S10Ep11 Flex Series: Fighting Complacency in Critical Moments
Our Flex Series continues as we zero in on how problematic complacency is (75% of the critical error reduction techniques are dedicated to complacency). Complacency not only impacts performance but can also negatively lead to poor decision-making—the...
S10Ep11 Cultures Around the World
Why is SafeStart's state-to-error pattern universal? Answer: Where there are people you'll see Human Factors. Cultures are certainly different around the globe. However, we are more alike than you might think. How do we compare to the rest...
S10Ep10 Story Series: A Summertime Ritual
Nothing could be as relaxing as watering your outdoor plants. However, mix in some human factors and your stress-relieving activity soon turns into a chore and an accident waiting to happen. Our Story Series continues with how this summertime ritual could...
S10Ep9 Human Factors Review
Human Factors Review, what is it, and how it can assist you before, after or at any point along your SafeStart journey. After nearly a quarter of a century, we know a thing or two because we've seen a thing or two. Host: Danny Smith Guest: Rhonda...
S10Ep8 Story Series: Vicarious Learning
ou never know who's listening which is why 24/7 safety is so important. In this SafeStart Story series episode, Client Success Manager Drew talks about how working from home has caused subliminal learning for his wife, and the surprising way he found...
S10Ep7 Flex Unit: Temporary and Summer Workers
Summer's coming and with it an increase in summer students and temporary workers. Since most of them will only be on the job for a matter of weeks or months, our new short-term worker unit is designed to provide the common SafeStart language they...
Flex Unit: 4 Habits to Prevent Back Injury
Preventing back injuries is proving to be a thorn in the side of safety professionals. Most injuries don't occur because of a lack of proper-lifting knowledge, rather complacency. Here's a way to keep your back safe both on and off the job. ...
Story Series: Clubbing Someone to Death?!
Golf is often described as a quiet sport that takes place on serene courses. Would it surprise you to know that you're more likely to get hurt playing golf than rugby, hockey, or boxing? This SafeStart story will demonstrate how easily an injury (or...
I'm in a Hurry
Good things take time—but beyond the cliché, have you ever wondered why we rush? Danny speaks about this and how SafeStart can help you to identify the telltale signs that happen mentally and physically when you're rushed. Host: Danny Smith
April is Distracted Driving Month
According to the NSC, an estimated 8 people are killed daily due to distracted driving. Tim gives us the top 10 distractions behind the wheel, tips to overcome them, and describes how teens can be the best messengers to keep everyone safe. Host: Tim...
Story Series: The Greatest SafeStart Story Ever Told!
The state-to-error risk pattern focuses on how someone's state of mind can cause them to not think about the risks related to the task at hand. Jack brings us a hilarious example of how failing to recognize the state-to-error risk pattern hurt his...
Flex Unit: Distracted Driving
SafeStart Now has non-sequential flexible training units meant for just-in-time use—an improved version of our critical decision units. Whether you drive for a living, it's a part of your job (mobile equipment) or driving is just something you do...
Story Series: Hold that Tram!
Today, travel at your own risk! If the airlines don't get you human factors may. Listen in as a SafeStart consultant who recalls a trip that produced some embarrassing results. Host: Danny Smith Guest: Joe Tantarelli
Every year, thousands of people are hurt by ladders, at home and work. In honor of National Ladder Safety Month, here is an episode you might want to include in your training. We've included everything from selection to types of ladders and how to...
No Use Crying Over Spilt Coffee
Have you ever had one of those days where spilled coffee feels like the end of the world? That spilled coffee may be the factor to predict your safety, performance and human error for the day, Danny explains on the podcast. Host: Danny Smith
Story Series: Trouble on the Water
We're going to start something new here at SafeTalk, from time-to-time we're going to turn this podcast into a training resource. Jump in the boat as Tim kicks off our Story Series! Host: Tim Page-Bottorff
Cultures Under One Roof
Accounting and maintenance generally have two different cultures. That’s why many use SafeStart to align varying cultures under one roof. Host: Danny Smith
One size doesn’t fit all/How to "culturalize" your Human Factors approach
Many are using Human Factors to establish a culture, but are you being culturally correct? Danny's guest has implemented SafeStart in more than thirty countries and they discuss some of the benefits and pitfalls when encountering different...
Client Spotlight: Spirit AeroSystems
With 16,000 employees, at ten sites across the globe, building a Human Factors culture is a tall order. While world-class in their approach, something was still missing. Leadership, both executive and union combined with the 24/7 aspect of SafeStart...
What Every Leader Needs to Know
A healthy preoccupation with failure could be defined as resilience. High-reliability organizations have it because they know it is essential to perform well in all KPIs. Host: Tim Page-Bottorff Guest: Pete Batrowny
Consultant Spotlight: The Hosts
We've recently wrapped up our Consultant's Spotlight series, but we didn't forget our podcast hosts. Listen while each of them shines the spotlight on the other. Hear how their introductions to SafeStart were the first steps on their...
Consultant Spotlight: Jack Jackson
It's hard to remember that our SafeStart Senior Consultants were ever clients. In our consultant’s spotlight, Jack Jackson will discuss how he used SafeStart to establish a safety culture when he was a client and says SafeStart can even help...
Consultant Spotlight: Jeremy Hyde
Jeremy Hyde is SafeStart's newest consultant. The past 24 years of safety experience have paved the way to his dream job. He discovers along the way that rules don't keep people safe, choices do. Hear how a union leader played a critical role...
Old man winter is just around the corner—now is the time to prepare to avoid the frustrations that he can bring. You can prevent the loss of balance, traction, and grip this winter and Tim has tips to keep you safe and cozy in the long months ahead....
Daylight Savings and Fatigued Driving
This week marks the 15th anniversary of the Drowsy Driving Prevention Week campaign. It is held each year the week following the end of Daylight Saving Time. While we gained an hour on the clock this past weekend, many people use that hour to do anything...
SafeStart goes Deer Hunting
The leaves are changing, a sure sign that millions of hunters are heading to the woods to partake in an activity as old as mankind. Regardless if you are new to the sport or a grizzled old veteran SafeStart is the perfect hunting buddy! Host: Danny...
Consultant Spotlight: Kevin Nix
It's our pleasure to introduce you to the newest member of our consulting family—his journey to us was three decades in the making. Hear how 24/7 safety, humility and fun are his core principles for establishing a healthy safety culture and the...
Consultant Spotlight: Leigh Ann Stewart
We're growing here at SafeStart, and that means so is our consulting team. Among them is 2022's Top Women in Safety. Find out why such a top-notched safety professional was attracted to SafeStart and why she is a perfect fit for our team! ...
A byproduct of SafeStart is it gives folks a common human performance language. It's no surprise that once everyone speaks the same language they start intervening on others' behalf. Even when they are joking around, it's a great signal...
Anatomy of an GREAT Implementation
You have a lot invested in SafeStart, most notably your employee's time. How can you ensure you meet expected KPIs and even exceed them? Over 20 years, SafeStart has identified gaps to success and out of that the Client Success Model was born. Host:...
The Complete Value of a Near Miss
A near miss is only a free learning opportunity if you take it. The goal of reporting a near miss is to proactively identify why the potential for injury was present with the purpose of making improvements. Danny outlines the benefits of incorporating...
With our SafeStart Human Factors Conference fast approaching, we wanted to share a thought-provoking session from the 2019 Human Factors Conference to give you a taste of what you will experience there. Rodd Wagner's session 16/7 dissects 24/7 safety...
Back to the Future, The Human Factors Conference
Looking ahead to our Human Factors Conference in November by interviewing two 2019 conference attendees. What did they find of value? Hint they're both returning this year! Host: Danny Smith Guests: Rob McManis/Wendy Vlahovich
Meet Our HFC Keynote Speaker
John O'Leary is an internationally known motivational speaker and executive coach. Danny and Tim sit down to hear his remarkable story of the triumph of a little boy who, with the help of a famous friend, not only beat the odds to stay alive but...
Happiness the Secret to Organizational Performance?
Safety is one of the most reliable outcomes of employee engagement, which is really worker happiness in disguise. New York Times bestselling author and SafeStart Executive Advisor Rodd Wagner explains it all in this special episode by sharing his report...
We've Upped Our Supervisory Skills, Up Yours!
In this podcast, Deric Ostrum talks about how supervisors are the front line to culture change and how identifying hazards, coupled with great communication can help organizational reliability increase two-fold. Deric also discusses how the SafeLead is...
SafeFactor is a way to look at human factors through safety, production, and quality. But happiness?! Danny is joined by New York Times best-selling author Rodd Wagner for a fresh perspective on human error to ensure reliable outcomes. Host: Danny...
Protecting the Older Worker
Older workers bring years of knowledge and experience to the workforce. But somehow older workers are dying on the job at a higher rate than workers overall. Danny uncovers how to mitigate risks among all workers—especially the older ones. Host: Danny...
You're Replaceable at Work, Not at Home
Off-the-job injuries overshadow workplace harm 10:1. That's because you're comfortable in your home and you're not on as high alert as when you're in the workplace. Tim outlines how to be safer at home because safety shouldn't...
Consultant Spotlight Warren Picken
After an injury derailed his NHL dreams, Warren Picken chose to devote his life to safety and our Consultant Spotlight will reveal how SafeStart factored in. Host: Danny Smith Guest: Warren Picken
Just Culture with David Bianco
Danny sits down with Epiroc's Global SafeStart guru David Bianco to discuss how vital a Just Culture is to organizational success and how SafeStart is a perfect tool for the job. Host: Danny Smith Guest: David Bianco ...
Fatigue causes you to do more than just yawn—it causes mental and physical impairments that can get you hurt or cost time and money. But what about your long-term health? Tim has a plan for re-energizing fatigue risk management without counting sheep. ...
Consultant Spotlight: Chris LaSalle
This week our Consultant's Spotlight shines on retired Marine Corps Captian Chris LaSalle. Hear how his USMC training and SafeStart training helped him overcome his fear of public speaking. Host: Tim Page-Bottorff Guest: Chris LaSalle
New Hires, Contractors and Orientation
You've got new hires or contractors you need to get to work ASAP—but not all safety training can be done on the first day. Information overload can supersede your training so piling SafeStart upon compliance and operational training may not be as...
Consultant Spotlight Mike Shaw
SafeStart consultant and author Mike Shaw shares his incredible story under the glow of our Consultant's Spotlight series. Mike's interest in safety peaked after his unbelievable recovery from a traumatic skiing accident in which he became...
Operation Safe Driver Week
Operation Safe Driver Week will be observed July 10–16, 2022. Officers throughout North America will be on the lookout for commercial and passenger vehicle operators engaging in risky driving behaviors. Tim provides some tips on how to be ready not only...
Consultant Spotlight: Chris Ross
Meet Chris Ross in this week's Consultant Spotlight. While Chris calls Alaska home, he travels the world sharing his 35 years of experience in leadership, coaching and managing projects, including the Exxon Valdez cleanup. Host: Tim Page-Bottorff...
Creating an Internal Buzz for Safestart
In order to get buy-in within your facility, you first need to sell safety. Mark MacLellan joins Danny to discuss the ways to maximize your SafeStart ROI. Host: Danny Smith Guest: Mark MacLellan
Summer Driving Safety
Despite record-setting fuel prices millions of drivers will take to the road this summer. Summer trips are fraught with dangers. Tim takes SafeStart on the road to protect you and your family. Host: Tim Page-Bottorff
Consultant Spotlight: Keith Ausborne
This week Keith Ausborne steps into the glow of our Consultant's Spotlight. Hear why and how he goes about casting a wide net when it comes to Sharing SafeStart. Host: Tim Page-Bottorff Guest: Keith Ausborne
Summer is just around the corner, meaning millions will take to the water to beat the heat. Danny along with fellow boat enthusiast Keith Carpenter take their SafeStart skills on the water. Host: Danny Smith Guest: Keith Carpenter
The Ultimate Summer Grilling Do's and Don'ts
Did you know that outdoor grilling causes an average of 10,000 home fires per year? In this episode, Tim provides a safety checklist and summer food prep safety tips as you prepare to fire up your grill for the season. Host: Tim Page-Bottorff
How to Avoid Looming Landscaping Injuries
Low back pain is one of the most common complaints from the Weekend Warriors who are gardening and doing yard work. But you shouldn't accept that as par for the course when you tend to the landscape of your property. Danny is joined by ergonomic...
Getting Executive Buy-In
Seasoned safety professional (and SafeStart legend) Gary Higbee joins Tim to discuss the perception that the safety field lacks executive or senior management support. Host: Tim Page-Bottorff Guest: Gary Higbee
Nurturing SafeStart Champions
Safety champions are the people who care about safety, influence those around them, and are often the living embodiment of what workers should do. In this episode, Danny gives us some pointers on how to identify and nurture these champions to maximize...
Why Heat Stroke Should Be a Hot Topic
Summer is right around the corner which means the weather will continue getting warmer in the days to come. Heatstroke can be deadly and it happens when your body temperature rises rapidly. Knowing the warning signs and symptoms of heat-related illnesses...
Taking SafeStart Outdoors
Spring has sprung, which means the weekend warriors will soon begin their landscaping crusade. An alarming number of injuries and fatalities happen every year while performing these tasks. In order to reduce the risk of injuries while doing yard work, you...
Celebration Quilt (Celebrating Lives Saved and Injuries Prevented)
Safety is a profession where success is measured by the things that didn't happen. SafeStart CEO Barb Tait talks to Danny about the celebration of life quilt SafeStart uses to commemorate lives impacted by SafeStart in honor of Workers' Memorial...
Spring storms are popping up which is the perfect season to review storm preparations as well as what to do during and after storms. Host: Danny Smith https://www.weather.gov/safety/tornado
Are We Setting up Our People to Fail?
You've heard "Our employees are our greatest assets". But sometimes we unknowingly create obstacles for them by only focusing on the organization. Tim discusses how to keep the focus on the humans in human factors and what we can do to...
Consultant Spotlight Michael Blandford
This week our Consultant's Spotlight shines on Michael Blanford. Hear how his career as State Trooper was the launching point to his SafeStart career as a consultant.
Good housekeeping is a basic part of injury and fire prevention. Tim outlines general housekeeping rules and explores what housekeeping says about your organization. Host: Tim Page-Bottorff https://www.nfpa.org ...
Ladder Safety Month
In honor of National Ladder Safety Month, Danny sits down with SafeStart Consultant and Engineer Gary Higbee to go over everything from ladder selection, inspection, setup, and use. Gary tells a story about the power of human factors and even though...
Consultant Spotlight: Deric Ostrum
This week, Deric Ostrum regales Danny with a detailed account of his journey from The United States Marine Corps to SafeStart client into his current role as a SafeStart Consultant. He'll reveal his first-hand account of how the process impacts all...
The SafeStart Client Portal
What is SafeStart's Client Portal? (A new suite of SafeStart tools!) The three areas every successful implementation should focus on. Host: Tim Page-Bottorff Guest: Dennis Carnrike
Consultant Spotlight: Pete Batrowny
Returning guest, Pete Batrowny, joins Danny to talk about himself this time when the consultant spotlight is turned to shine on him. Pete gives some insight as to the personal value he finds in SafeStart and how it can impact something as simple as your...
The Vice President of Sales discusses how SafeStart the process and SafeStart the company are two different entities and breaks down all of the working parts that not only achieve injury reductions but also the driving factors behind company climate,...
Why is it so hard for people to ask questions? Or bring up significant potential safety issues on the job site? This episode discusses psychological safety and why your company is not safe until you accomplish and maintain it. Host: Tim Page-Bottorff...
Danny sits down with two of SafeStart's thought leaders to discuss serious injuries and fatalities and why the SafeStart Human Factors Framework should be a key component in every SIF toolbox. Host: Danny Smith Guests: Teg Matthews and Pete...
The Year Ahead in Safety
Instead of reflecting on the past year, Tim takes a look into the year ahead and maps out some safety topics for each upcoming month of 2022. Grab your calendar and your notepad, Tim reviews dates and provides training tips you won't want to miss. As...
Consultant Spotlight: Keith Carpenter
This episode will have the consultant spotlight shine on Keith Carpenter. Keith will explain how SafeStart offered personal accountability for him and his daughter who is off in college and how an accidental chemical release led to his largest SafeStart...
'Tis the season to be jolly! But we understand better than anyone that it's also the season for stress, fatigue, frustration, and even depression. Want to know how to get ahead of those not-so-jolly states? In this episode, Danny reveals how...
SafeStart heads South...WAY South!
Where there are people, there is human error and the need for SafeStart. In this episode, Danny chats with the man who brought SafeStart to the only continent with no permanent human habitation. Find out why SafeStart was needed in Antarctica! Host:...
Tis' The Season for Winter Safety Tips
Old Man Winter is making his way back into our lives once again. While the colloquialism personifies winter, Tim will also draw your attention to the human elements of the associated risks the season brings. Tune in for some personal safety advice for the...
Safety versus Production
Since the advent of OSHA, the pitting of safety against production has been an ongoing battle. But the good news is, it doesn't have to be either-or. You can have both by looking through the lens of the Human Factors Framework. Hosts: Danny Smith...
Consultant Spotlight: Wilson Bateman
In this episode, the Consultant Spotlight is shining on Wilson Bateman. Wilson has nearly forty years' experience in the field of safety, but he tells a story about how it took being underwater in a helicopter for him to realize that SafeStart was...
Daylight Savings Time and Performance
What do Daylight Savings Time, performance, and Martian time have to do with each other? Danny and New York Best Selling Author Rodd Wagner discuss. Host: Danny Smith Guest: Rodd Wagner
Return of The Trainers Guide
Want to improve your personal training skills? SafeStart's has revisited their trainer's guide, it provides facilitator tools to reach maximum impact and reveals things like how to build trust with your class and the secret to overcoming those...
Leading SafeStart Well!
As a leader, don't you wish you had someone with proven results to tell you how to protect your ROI? Well, your wish has been granted! This episode will provide the five keys to leading successful safety implementation. Host: Danny Smith
Baking SafeStart into your Culture: Three Ingredients you must have!
You’ve got the ingredients (SafeStart) but do you know which recipe to follow to ensure success? Rob McManis of Snohomish County PUD discusses his upcoming Human Factors Conference Session: Baking SafeStart Into the Culture of Your Business' Safety...
Consultant Spotlight Mark MacLellan
SafeStart is meant for all people, everywhere—regardless of industry, company, or position. Mark MacLellan has implemented SafeStart on four continents in over twenty-four languages and will bring a world of experience to your perception of culture and...
Ergonomics and SafeStart
The first thing people think of when they hear ergonomics in the workplace is anti-fatigue mats or proper desk setup to reduce discomfort. But it's so much more than that. Dr. Robert Canon explains how SafeStart serves as PPE for the mind when it...
Consultant Spotlight: Teena Blount
This week Ms. Teena Blount steps into our Consultant's Spotlight. Hear how her love of beignets, emergency medical services background, and family all added up to a career with SafeStart! Host: Danny Smith Guest: Teena Blount
A Human Factors Conference Update
This update brings back Lara Russell to the podcast. Lara shares an update for the Human Factors Conference in Kissimmee, Florida February 8-9 2022. In this update, Lara will share what to expect, who should come, and a Covid 19 update. Guest: Lara...
Consultant Spotlight: Jim Vernon
In this episode, Tim sits down with Jim Vernon to hear his SafeStart origin story. Jim also shares an impact story that further motivates him to do what he does. Host: Tim Page-Bottorff Guest: Jim Vernon
Danny sits down with Psychologist Dr. DJ Moran to discuss the stress of everyday life, why it exists and what we can do about it! Host: Danny Smith Guest: Dr. DJ Moran
Napping at work?
Yes! You can nap your way to a safer and more productive enterprise! Danny sits down with the Nap Ninja Ms. Cara Moore.
Consultant Spotlight Mike McLaughlin
We kick off a new SafeTalk with SafeStart series designed to give our listeners insight as to the vast array of talent, diversity of backgrounds, and expertise of our consulting team. Danny gets us started by interviewing Mike McLaughlin and we found...
How Soon We Forget
Pearl Harbor, The JFK Assassination, 9/11, Covid Pandemic, The Complacency Drift and Safety Systems. Danny takes on important lessons learned as well as the mundane or routine things we have to recall every day in this thoughtful episode.
Stories from the Masters: Football and the Ladder!
Our Stories from the Masters series continues with Mr. Jack Jackson. Jack recalls how he learned his wife spoke French and how hanging Christmas lights hurt luckily only his pride.
Best Training Practices: A Chat with two Pros
Ever wonder what to do with individuals who interrupt your training session? Or who should you get on board before you launch any initiative? Tim is joined by fellow Senior Consultant Gary Higbee for a candid discussion of these and many more training...
SafeStart Orientation: Contractors and New Hires
We are often asked, when should I invest the time and money into training the SafeStart process in contractors and new hires? The answer may come as a shock!
Safety in the Cubicle Jungle
Danny presents important information to navigate office safety and that twisted hazardous area the cubicle jungle. There's a lot more hidden risk than you may have imagined. If you have ever heard the question "Why do I have to attend safety...
Stories from the Masters: Tripping in Saddam's Palace
We continue our Stories from the Masters series with a literal trip through one of Saddam Hussein's palaces! Remember the point of this series is to add to your training fodder. If you find this helpful or not we need to hear from you. Email our...
SafeStart Best Practices with SCPUD (Snohomish County Public Utility District)
We bring you a series of Best Practices and in this episode, we visit with Scott Sutton from Snohomish County Public Utility District. Scott discusses their implementation and how they achieved success with the Union, 24/7 Safety and many other things.
What's Really Wrong With BBS?
Joe Tanterelli returns to the studio to talk about what goes wrong with BBS and provides some real-time examples of how to get back into shape. Host: Tim Page-Bottorff Guest: Joe Tanterelli
Stop Work Authority = Safe Work Authority
Peter Batrowny joins Danny in this episode to talk about how stop work authority and intervention equals safe work authority. Also discussed Pete's tips pitfalls to avoid and tips for creating a positive culture where SWA and interventions can...
Dealing With Difficult Students
Keith Ausborne returns in this episode to talk with Tim about how to manage a classroom when there might be difficult students. Also some tips on how to turn them into your SafeStart champions!
Back to the Future; The Human Factors Conference
Danny has some special guests join the podcast all the way from Snohomish County in Washington State. The discussion? Excitement around the Human Factors Conference and a trip Back to the Future.
See Something Say something; The Power of Intervention
Tim is joined by SafeStart's Chief Client Officer Don Wilson. On the agenda a story of intervention that saved a baby's life! How we as leaders can ensure we make interventions easy and natural to happen. So employees may prevent the next SIF at...
Great Leaders Harvest Frustrations and Signals
In this episode we have the Global Director of EHS for ABB, Ed Stephens join us. Ed shares a major best practice regarding harvesting frustrations and what signals to look for in all areas of management. Tim will match the best practices to the human...
Master Storytelling with Jack Jackson
In this episode Senior Consultants Jack Jackson and Tim Page-Bottorff trade stories. While breaking down the elements of a great SafeStart story!
Why do Employees Break The Rules?
In this Podcast Quick Bite, Tim discusses how shortcuts and rule-breaking fits into the human factors framework and he shares a couple of stories from the field. While a simple question Tim explains the answers can be quite complex!
SafeStart Now: The Next Generation of SafeStart!
We invite the Vice President of Product Development for SafeStart Pandora Bryce to discuss the latest evolution of SafeStart!
New SafeStart: Leadership and Sustainability
Danny discusses the changes to the Leadership and Sustainability programs in the newly updated SafeStart the next generation!
New states thanks to COVID 19 with Dr. DJ Moran
In this episode, Danny sits down with psychologist Dr. DJ Moran to discuss how mindfulness (Mind On Task) is one of the casualties of the global pandemic. More importantly DJ introduces us to some situational awareness exercises we can deploy to get our...
The Future World of Work
Danny sits down with John Dony the Senior Director of Thought Leadership for National Safety Council to discuss what safety and health might look like in the future state of our social construct.
Stories from the Masters: Buried Alive!
Tim sits down with Joe Tanterelli to hear his story about a near-death experience with a trench collapse. Joe shows how his visit to the other side parallels a state to error pattern.
A Child on Fire, an Interview With John O'Leary/Our 2022 HFC Keynote Speaker
Tim and Danny get their goosebumps on with this story from John O'Leary. John, as you would agree, lived through an experience that we would never want our children to go through. Listen here as John tells his story. A story of turning tragedy...
The 2022 Human Factors Conference: An Update
Danny sits down with Conference Committee Chair, Lara Russel to get an update on the conference planning which includes securing the keynote presentation. Also how you can get involved as an attendee or perhaps a speaker!
Communicating SafeStart: From Delivery to Perception
In this episode, Tim discusses how to communicate SafeStart and about the number one way you can embed SafeStart in your culture that will be almost impossible to ever get it out.
A Guide to Improving Organizational Performance
Danny and Tim sit down to discuss and explain the new Human Factors Framework that is guiding SafeStart the organization and providing a new lens to systems thinking for improved outcome reliability.
The Peter Principle in Safety?
Danny sits down with New York Times bestselling author and frequent Forbes contributor Rodd Wagner to discuss his Forbes article on the broader subject. How it applies to safety leadership and how you can help your supervisors become better safety...
Making the Connection a Trainer's How To Guide
In the Episode, we invite Jim Vernon back to talk about making the connection within your team at the personal level.
Is BBS Dead?
In this episode, Tim sits down with long time consultant, Shayne Arnaud and discusses what BBS is, is it evolving (or dead) and what SafeStart provides that resembles observation and feedback tactics.
We all make mistakes, that’s a given. We’re all in the business of preventing mistakes, but what if your job was to create mistakes? Danny sits down with SafeStart’s CCO Don Wilson to discuss how sports is the perfect metaphor for SafeStart.
S3Ep5 The Weather Outside is Frightful
Danny has humorous metaphors to discuss in this bonus holiday episode.
Engaging Employees to Embrace SafeStart
Danny discusses some of the ways employees can be engaged to become champions on the floor and embrace SafeStart.
Protecting Your Legacy: The People Development Business
Do you have what it takes to be a mentor? How about the opposite? Can you be an effective mentee? In this episode, Tim and Danny discuss what it takes to be both to protect the legacy of SafeStart through rigorous succession planning.
From Client to Consultant: A skeptic's journey to success
Tim has Jim Vernon join him to talk about how skeptical he was in the beginning of his Safestart journey. Jim also introduces his friend, "Hoss"
A Hitchhiker's guide to our brain: Adventures in Neuroscience
In our Season 3 opener, Cristian Sylvestre sits down with Tim to discuss the Neuroscience behind SafeStart and his book, "Third Generation Safety: The Missing Piece"
S2Ep16 SafeTalk with Flint Hill Resources: Meeting the Resistance Head On!
In this episode, Paul Thompson from Flint Hill REsources talks about taking the resistance head-on in the training room and with a SafeStart implementation.
S2Ep15 Various Approaches to Virtual Training
This episode is a great way to see the best elements that SafeStart provides virtually. The guest Brian Steers also discusses the many elements in virtual training that can be deployed in the absence of being able to perform or conduct training in...
S2Ep14 Blameless Investigations
In this bonus episode, Tim discusses why Accident Investigation is important and why you shouldn't narrow your root cause to individual blame. Blame, shame and judgement is not our job.
S2Ep13 Virtual Consulting
In the Safetalk with SafeStart Short, Keith Ausborne talks about what classes are available virtually in the SafeStart Realm. Also Keith touches on who should attend these virtual classes as well. Guest: Keith Ausborne Host: Tim Page-Bottorff
S2Ep12 Sharing SafeStart
In this episode, Tim will explain how to share SafeStart outside of the classroom and provide many levels of communication.
S2Ep11 Distracted to Death
Danny Smith explores the distractions that occur at work, at home and on the road.
S2Ep10 SafeTalk with Epiroc: Covid-19, CERTS and Moving Forward
Danny interviews David Bianco from Epiroc about their implementation before and during the Covid-19 Pandemic. David also speaks about how to use the techniques during a pandemic. Host: Danny Smith Guest: David Bianco
S2Ep9 Nobody's Perfect: Increasing Your Credibility
Jack Jackson returns to discuss the 4 elements of a great SafeStart Story. He also speaks about being humble and learning though the vicarious experience. Guest: Jack Jackson Host: Tim Page-Bottorff
S2Ep6 Organizational Complacency, Yes it Happens.
In this episode Danny and Tim discuss how individual complacency contributes to organizational complacency. In addition, they further the discussion by tying the attributes in the Human Factors Framework for improved outcome reliability. Host: Tim and...
S2Ep7 When its Time to Bring in a Consultant
Danny invites Debbie Clark to the table to discuss when, how, and why to bring in a consultant to help with your implementations for the SafeStart brand of products. Host: Danny Smith Guest: Debbie Clark
S2Ep4 Interview with the Author, Larry Wilson Part 1
We are so excited that Larry was able to sit down with Tim and talk about some frequently asked questions mainly reserved for the author. In this episode Larry talks about how quality, productivity, and safety go hand-in-hand if you want to perform...
S2Ep5 Interview with the Author, Larry Wilson Part 2
As a continuation from part 1 with Larry Wilson, Tim gets Larry to share his experience with blame and deflection and Larry shares a humbling moment. Guest: Larry Wilson, Author of SafeStart Host: Tim Page-Bottorff
S2Ep3 Critical Decisions Units
In this episode we explore the Critical Decisions Units (Formally EAU's) and what they mean. Our guest is Critical Decisions Aficionado Keith Carpenter, SafeStart Consultant. Guest: Keith Carpenter Host: Tim Page-Bottorff
S2Ep2 The Humor In Safety
Tim Page-Bottorff and Wilson Bateman discuss how to properly use humor in the safety training classroom. Topics up for discussion include, the types, the timing and the pitfalls of humor. Host: Tim Page-Bottorff Guest: Wilson Bateman
S2Ep1 SafeStart Swag
SafeStart's Customer Service Manager, Liz Roberts, discusses how to use SafeStart imagery, logos and how to properly use the graphics. Host: Danny Smith Guest: Liz Roberts
S1Ep15 The JSA Mindset
JSAs or JHAs if you like, have been around a long-time, because they work. The challenge, they are very task specific, for example, they may give a step-by-step review of the procedures and hazards of say replacing a pump, but rarely cover the most...
S1Ep14 Battling Complacency
Host Danny Smith will provide information on the silent killer, complacency. Put states top of mind. Rating your state will help you battle complacency. Integrate complacency into the incident and near miss reporting. Host: Danny Smith
S1Ep13 Integrating SafeStart into Safety Compliance with Rhonda Piggee
In this podcast, Rhonda will share her experience and tips to integrate SafeStart into safety compliance. Integration activities include incident investigation, JHA's, and several other topics. Guest: Rhonda Piggee Host: Danny Smith
S1Ep12 Integrating SafeStart into an SMS With Gary Higbee
This podcast discusses ways to integrate SafeStart into an organization's ongoing safety management system. Whether it is ISO 45001, ANSI Z10 or OSHA VPP this podcast provides information to help customers understand the importance of the individual...
S1Ep10 How to Get Supervisors Involved With SafeStart
In this podcast, Danny Smith will guide you on how to get supervisors involved in SafeStart and safety. Host: Danny Smith
S1Ep11 Climate Versus Culture
In this bonus podcast Danny Smith will provide details on the many differences between climate and culture. Host: Danny Smith
S1Ep9 Steering Committees With Dennis Carnrike
In this episode, we will explore the frequently asked questions surrounding the integration of a steering committee. Host: Tim Page-Bottorff Guest: Dennis Carnrike
S1Ep8 Not Flying Blind - Assessment and Diagnostics With Rodd Wagner
New York Times Bestseller, Rodd Wagner joins us to discuss how to identify areas to increase employee engagement with Assessment and Diagnostic tools. Host: Tim Page-Bottorff Guest: Rodd Wagner
S1Ep7 Strains and Sprains With Doc Cannon
In this episode, your host Danny Smith has a discussion with a returning guest, Dr Robert Cannon. This episode focusses on strain, sprains and ergonomics using SafeStart techniques.
S1Ep6 Storytelling with Jack Jackson
The Impact of Storytelling by Jack Jackson. This 36-minute podcast, hosted by Tim Page-Bottorff, describes 3 types of stories, the 3 acts within a story and the impact stories have in engaging the adult learner. This podcast will be of...
S1Ep5 Rate Your State With Danny Smith
The Rate Your State Process for SafeStart is the best way to protect your SafeStart investment. Think of it as BBS for SafeStart! Host: Danny Smith
S1Ep4 SafeStart Frequently Asked Questions
Do you ever wonder what to do during your SafeStart implementation? Gary Higbee joins us to answer some of our frequently asked questions. Host: Danny Smith Guest: Gary Higbee
S1Ep3 Leadership and Managing Change
In this episode, guest and SafeStart Consultant Chris Ross discusses how Leadership Support is integral to a SafeStart implementation. Chris will also discuss management of change. Host: Tim Page-Bottorff Guest: Chris Ross
S1Ep1 Meet The Hosts
In this episode, this is a chance to meet the SafeTalk with SafeStart hosts. Hosts: Tim Page-Bottorff Danny Smith
S1Ep2 Sitting is the New Smoking
In this episode, we will have a discussion with our good friend Dr. Robert Cannon. "Doc" will give us some insights on ergonomic posture, stretching and using our mind to help avoid strains, sprains and cumulative trauma. Host: Danny Smith...